Gr@v is a team of researchers, based at the Mathematics and Physics Department of Aveiro University, Portugal, working on strong gravity and high energy physics. The group was established in 2010. In January 2015 Gr@v integrated the FCT funded CIDMA research unit (UIDB/04106/2020 and UIDP/04106/2020), as the Gravitational Geometry and Dynamics research group. The group scientific coordinator is C. Herdeiro.
The VIII scalar field dark matter workshop will take place in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on 29-30 September 2023. C. Herdeiro is one of the invited speakers.
Boson stars are a remarkable type of self-gravitating soliton, which admits multipolar configurations. The simplest non-spherical stars, but still static, are the dipoles, but are they dynamically stable? In the paper "Self-interacting dipolar boson stars and their dynamics", it is shown self-interactions help make these dipoles dynamically robust.
The 11th School on Astrophysics and Gravitation will take place at Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, from 1-6 September 2023. C. Herdeiro and M. Zilhão are two of the lecturers. More info here.
Our group organised the European Einstein Toolkit Meeting 2023, at the University of Aveiro, 19-23 June 2023. We had excellent speakers throughout the week, and everybody had a great time. Next year's meeting should be held in Amsterdam; hope to see everyone there!
A call for a 10 month researcher position within the project Testing the Kerr hypothesis with gravitational waves and lensing, PTDC/FIS-AST/3041/2020, is open until July 3rd 2023. The call in Portuguese and English is attached. The Euraxess link is here.
Within the NewFunFiCO network, coordinated by our group, we are co-organizing a workshop on fundamental fields and compact objects: new opportunities, at ICF - UNAM - Campus de Morelos, Mexico, from October 4-6 2023.
The Journées Relativistes de Tours, France, took place from 31 May - 2 June 2023 discussing the latest developments in the field. C. Herdeiro and E. Radu were two of the invited speakers.